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Official Obituary of

Helen J. McLafferty

October 16, 1932 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Helen McLafferty Obituary

 Helen Joanna McLafferty, 91, of Saxonburg, passed away on March 22, 2024 at her home, surrounded by her family.
 Born October 16, 1932 in Saxonburg, she was the daughter of Martin Henry Fisher and Anna E. Greer Fisher.
 Helen was a picker at Moonlite Mushroom and was a Cafeteria Lady at Jefferson Elementary and Saxonburg Elementary Schools for many years.   She was Baptized and a life-time member as St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, where she was a greeter, served on the Altar Guild, was a Sunday School teacher and enjoyed landscaping at the church and did anything where she saw a need.    Helen was a caregiver to anyone in need, and a babysitter to many Saxonburg area children.   Helen and Jim volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years.  She was very family oriented and loved family picnics, whether it was at home or a place along the road.  Every year she insisted on renting a pontoon boat at Moraine.   She and Jim faithfully visited the graves of their relatives, cleaning up and planting flowers every spring.  Helen enjoyed playing 500 bid with family and friends.  She enjoyed playing board games with her grandchildren, especially Yahtzee.
 Surviving are her son, Bruce (Traci) McLafferty of Cabot her daughter, Sharon A. McLafferty of Redondo Beach, CA, her grandchildren, Christian McLafferty of Saxonburg and Cayla (Frank) McLafferty Mugo of Cabot, and two great-granddaughters, Stella Grace Mugo and Ember Joann Mugo.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James McLafferty, who passed away on January 3, 2022 and four sisters, Hattie Cooper, Viola Fisher, Hazel Fern, and Edith Fisher who was an infant. 
 Friends will be received from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday March 24, 2024 at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.
Private Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with Rev. Mike Galica officiating.
 Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Saxonburg.

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March 24, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fox Funeral Home, Inc.
410 West Main Street, PO Box 305
Saxonburg, PA 16056


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